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Source: Wellcome Trust
Despite much thought and ingenuity, neuroscience still struggles to define what consciousness is.
Source: National Science Foundation
Melina Hale explains how her research on zebrafish is helping to advance brain research.
Source: TED
Why can’t our extremely complex eyes render simple optical illusions? Surprise, surprise — it comes back to the brain, which has only evolved to encounter natural stimuli.
Source: Society for Neuroscience
Although there are no pain-sensing fibers located in the brain, these fibers are present in nearby tissues. When they become activated, a headache can occur.
Source: Dana Foundation
The cochlear implant is a near-miraculous device, widely considered the most effective brain-machine interface technology yet developed. Now, researchers are working to make this very good implant even better.
Source: National Science Foundation

Playing a musical instrument can do wonders for our brains. But how does it affect our hearing later on in life?

Recent Neuroscience in the News

Source: New Scientist
Date: 22 Oct 2014

The breakthrough will allow drugs to reach diseased areas of the brain that are otherwise out of bounds.

Source: TIME
Date: 21 Oct 2014
Difficulty regulating serotonin may explain why some people suffer from season affective disorder (SAD), according to new research.
Source: NPR Shots Blog
Date: 20 Oct 2014

An intervention program draws on research suggesting that schizophrenia unfolds much more slowly than might be obvious, even to families.

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